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Revisit The Majesty Of David Lynch’s ‘Blue Velvet’

I remember the first time I watched David Lynch’s Blue Velvet. I was coming off a “Twin Peaks” high and was devouring pretty much anything he had directed, which may have caused a slight bit of sensory overload, but c’est la vie.

What drew me in to the world of Blue Velvet was how terrifying it was in its beauty. It’s a elegantly crafted film that doesn’t shy away from exposing and baring ugliness when necessary, resulting in a film that is hypnotic and nightmarish, a phantasmagoria of the highest caliber.

Now, we’re going to get a chance to dive further into that world with the upcoming Blue Velvet Revisited, a full-length documentary compiled from tons of behind-the-scenes footage and photographs captured by German photographer Peter Braatz. Welcome To Twin Peaks explains that some of this material was used for the 1988 documentary No Frank In Lumberton but that it left out approximately 70% of the footage accumulated by Braatz.

Blue Velvet Revisited will include interviews with Lynch and stars Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper, Isabella Rossellini, Jack Nance, Laura Dern, and more.

Blue Velvet Revisited will feature music by Tuxedomoon, Cult With No Name, and John Foxx. The soundtrack will see a CD/Vinyl/Digital release on October 16th.

A teaser for the documentary can be seen below but it should be noted that while the teaser is in black and white, the final feature will be digitized and shown in color. The premiere is expected sometime late this year, possibly early 2016.



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COMMENTS

9 Comments
  • dejectedchuckle

    Interesting! Love Blue Velvet.

  • umaneo

    I saw it when it opened i theaters. That first night, half the audience was cheering and half was ‘boo-ing’. It was thrilling.

  • Peter Johnson

    So its worth watching? It’s on Netflix and I’ve debated it, but haven’t been able to work up the desire

    • Absolutely. It might not be entertaining in the normal sense of the word but it’s one of those films that I believe is a necessity to watch. Plus, if you like David Lynch’s stuff, then you’ll love this.

  • Lucca Cantisano

    I actually consider Blue Velvet one of the best films ever made, it’s visually amazing and although it seems simple, it’s extremely complex and rich.

    • James Allard

      One day, when we least expect it, I think Mr. Lynch will deliver his final stroke, his masterpiece and people will die of cinematic overload. I hope to be there.

  • cooderbrown

    I’m a huge fan of Kyle MacLachlan’s early work as an actor. Blue Velvet and Dune. His off-kilter approach is in the same school, I think, as Christoper Walken. Credit to Lynch also. Watched Blue Velvet a month ago and was blown away by how much I missed viewing it 25+ years ago.

  • Daniel Anderson

    Was super young when I saw this movie. Although I grew to love the antagonist in any movie I’ve seen him in (including Super Mario bro’s/land of the dead) the movie was just super weird. I really should rewatch this flick.

  • elpinche

    Watch the old Siskel and Ebert review which is linked at the end of the video. It’s interesting to see their reactions. Definitely makes me want to see it again.

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